Dsa Bild zeigt ein Hinweisschild an einem abgesperrten Düsseldorfer Spielplatz mit der Aufschrift "gesund bleiben". Wegen der Verbreitung des Corona-Virus sind Bürgerinnen und Bürger bis auf weiteres aufgefordert Sozialkontakte zu meiden.


Die Corona-Krise und ihre Folgen

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Links vom 21.06.2020

"Afghan Anti-Corruption Efforts 'Slowed' Due To Elections, COVID-19"

Einem neuen UN-Bericht zufolge sind die Bemühungen der afghanischen Regierung zur Eindämmung der Korruption aufgrund der kontroversen Präsidentschaftswahl und der Corona-Pandemie deutlich "verlangsamt" worden. "Analyst Jelena Bjelica from the Kabul-based think tank Afghanistan Analysts Network sees a shift in the political priorities as a reason for the slowdown. 'Obviously, there is a focus on the peace talks by both the international community and government. And it just seems that anti-corruption is totally not [the focus],' Bjelica told dpa. In Afghanistan, particularly serious cases of corruption are handled by the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre (ACJC), which began its work in 2016. The report notes dozens of open arrest warrants, from a list of 255 in total, for high-ranking civilian and military officials charged with corruption for years, but they could not be fully executed. 'It seems that there is no cooperation between the police, law enforcement, and prosecution,' Bjelica said." (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty vom 18.06.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/ozx

"Latin America’s Virus Villains: Corrupt Officials Collude With Price Gougers for Body Bags and Flimsy Masks"

In Lateinamerika habe die Corona-Pandemie "verheerende" Folgen, berichten Natalie Kitroeff und Mitra Taj. Die verbreitete Korruption innerhalb staatlicher Institutionen trage dazu erheblich bei. "Even as Latin America has emerged as an epicenter of the pandemic, with deaths and infections soaring, efforts to contain the crisis have been undermined by a litany of corruption scandals. Dozens of public officials and local entrepreneurs stand accused of exploiting the crisis for personal enrichment by peddling influence to price-gouge hospitals and governments for medical supplies, including masks, sanitizer and ventilators. Some of the gear was so flawed that it was rendered useless — and may have contributed to even more sickness and death. (…) Coronavirus is testing nations that were struggling with corruption long before confronting a global health emergency. Presidents in Brazil, Peru and Guatemala have been forced from office in cases of bribery and kickbacks over the years. But the pandemic has broadened the opportunities for public officials in Latin America to pilfer from state coffers, corruption experts say. Declaring a state of emergency, several countries suspended some regulations governing public contracts, paused in-person congressional sessions or did away with rules requiring them to respond to media requests for information." (New York Times vom 20.06.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/ozz

"A Global Scramble for the Coming Coronavirus Vaccine"

Der internationale Wettlauf zur Entwicklung eines Covid-19-Impfstoffs wird dem Spiegel zufolge von der Rivalität zwischen den USA und China geprägt. Nach einem Erfolg werde sich die politisch brisante Frage stellen, wer das Serum wie schnell erhält. "Developing the vaccine means much more than just technological prestige for the two global powers. It could also become a means for applying political pressure, a power factor not unlike the politics of oil. The question of who has this essential resource could put an end to old alliances and create new ones. (…) No politician, no society, no state, and neither the European Union nor the United Nations nor the World Health Organization (WHO) is really prepared for the conflicts over distribution and fairness that will arise internationally and within each country from vaccine scarcity. It seems safe to assume that the rich, the powerful and the selfish will prevail as usual. Unless, that is, the parties involved succeed together in laying down ground rules on who has access to the vaccine, when and why." (Der Spiegel vom 19.06.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/p00

"COVID-19 entrenching poverty in the developing world"

Die Bekämpfung der Armut sei durch die Corona-Pandemie in vielen Entwicklungsländern weit zurückgeworfen worden, schreibt Omkar Shrestha, früherer Mitarbeiter der Asian Development Bank. "Gains made in poverty alleviation through decades of economic growth are being shattered. It is a sober reminder of humanity’s fragility and it will be a tragedy if we do not emerge wiser and more united from this savage crisis. The number of COVID-19 fatalities in developing and emerging Asian countries is relatively small so far, but their economies are still set to be hit by post-pandemic economic disaster. More than 90 per cent of the labour force in Asia work in the informal sector without any job security and little by way of healthcare or institutional protection. (…) The pandemic has suggested that over-reliance on foreign employment as an answer to domestic unemployment is an imprudent strategy. As COVID-19 spread, millions of migrant workers were sent home while millions more were stranded in their host countries. Those who returned found their home economies struggling for survival. Increasing fiscal deficits have also disabled many countries’ ability to address the consequences of the pandemic." (East Asia Forum vom 19.06.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/p01

"Covid-19 raises the risks of violent conflict"

Der Economist warnt, dass die sicherheitspolitischen Folgen der Coronakrise in weniger stabilen Regionen der Welt noch gar nicht absehbar seien. Das Auftreten der Pandemie in bewaffneten Konflikten könnte demnach zu einer gefährlichen Wechselwirkung führen. "There are reasons to fear not only that conflict will help the virus to spread, but also that its spread may worsen wars. The two could feed upon each other, creating a cycle of misery it is difficult to arrest. (…) Battlegrounds are easy pickings for the virus. But they also help it spread. War displaces civilians, shifting disease from one place to another, while their immune systems are worn down by hunger, trauma and ill health. Trust in government tumbles, making it harder to enforce social distancing or deliver vaccinations. And those who normally provide succour are driven away. un humanitarian agencies have already cut staff in places like Yemen and placed limits on where their staff can travel, notes Robert Malley, the president of the International Crisis Group, a research outfit." (The Economist vom 18.06.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/p02

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